Gray McGinnis will advocate before elected officials and regulatory agencies to advance policy that ensures DSO-supported dental professionals can operate in a space that allows them to prioritize patient care.
The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) announced that Gray McGinnis has been selected as the new vice president of government relations for ADSO. According to the association, McGinnis will advocate before elected officials and regulatory agencies to advance policy that ensures DSO-supported dental professionals can operate in a space that allows them to prioritize patient care.
“I am very excited to join the ADSO team and help propel the great work that they are already doing. DSOs are vital to the mission of expanding access to dental care in the rural and urban communities that need it the most, and government relations is a necessary avenue to advocate for their success,” McGinnis stated.
“We are thrilled to have Mr McGinnis as a member of our Government Relations team,” said Andrew Smith, ADSO executive director. “I am certain that his extensive background in policy development and public affairs will be a vital and welcomed asset to the association.”
McGinnis reportedly brings over 15 years of political expertise, public affairs knowledge, and policy development to the role. According to the ADSO, he is recognized for successfully leading strategic policy and public affairs field teams in a corporate setting. McGinnis has developed and managed lobbying, reputation, and public affairs campaigns to influence political, legislative, and policy decisions across the United States and European Union.
Prior to joining ADSO, McGinnis ran his own firm serving as principal at Grayline Strategy, a group that brings together experts, data, and solutions to help business and government leaders manage transformation resulting from technological and socioeconomic catalysts. He has also served in senior level positions at Walmart and the American Petroleum Institute focusing on legislative, advocacy, and ballot campaigns at the federal, state, and local level. Prior to moving to the private sector, McGinnis was the policy director for the Colorado Senate Majority Office.
McGinnis attended the University of Colorado—Boulder and earned his bachelor’s degree in political ccience. He then obtained his Juris Doctor at the University of Oregon School of Law.
McGinnis will join Bradley Rightnowar, senior director and counsel, on the ADSO government relations team.